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The Most Common Questions About Water Answered

Water equals life. More than 10,000 years ago when man decided to leave behind nomadic life, we settled near water. We quickly became dependent on a clean source of water for successful urbanization. In 2010, the United Nations recognized access to clean water and sanitation as a basic human right. Here in the US, we are fortunate to have clean water piped directly into our homes....

Knowing Your Values and Your Purpose to Improve Your Vitality

If you live in the corporate world you’ve heard of mission, vision and values. Maybe you’re a business owner and have read about the importance of having a mission a vision and values to be able to guide your company in the right direction. I vehemently agree that, in business, you need these things in order to understand where your company is going. However, even though...

Building Self-Awareness to Increase Your Willpower

It takes willpower to say no to tempting junk food when trying to eat better. It also takes willpower to say yes to doing tasks today that you feel like putting off until tomorrow. We need our willpower to be strong and present in order to do the difficult things we need to do. Do some people just naturally have willpower while others don’t? More importantly, is there a way to...

How to Achieve True Health and Vitality

The last couple months have been extremely exciting for myself and our team at Thrive. We are in the process of moving into a new facility, we are involved in a trail race fundraiser for a local non-profit, and our Pack is growing at a rapid rate (given the time of year, this last fact is especially exciting!). And even with all these things going on, I have another thing that has...

How to Save Money by Hiring a Coach

We have all heard the recommendation to improve one’s health, body composition and to combat the onset of chronic disease is exercising three times a week for at least thirty minutes. So why are only half of Americans doing this? The two biggest obstacles for most are time and money.  When it comes to the expense, the comparison should be made between the cost of personal...

Why Eating Slow is Important For Your Health

When someone desires to lose weight, a common practice they follow is to count calories. Creating a calorie deficit makes perfect sense and on the surface seems easy. Statistics show that only 9% of people do it correctly. That is because it’s complicated. Yes, there are apps for your smartphone that contain databases of “estimated” calories in food. Devices that you wear will...

How to Make Veggies a Part of Your Diet

Spring is here! After months of life lying dormant, we witness “newness” all around us. Every spring, I think about planting flowers, fresh herbs and all the vegetables that are coming in the months ahead. We use to plant a huge garden at our first home reaping the benefits all summer long. Now that we have moved on and downsized our yard, I anticipate the opening of the...

What Are Sugar Alcohols?

We are hard wired to love sugar. Our earliest ancestors used sweetness as an indication that a particular food source was safe to eat. The sweeter the food, the more energy it would provide for fuel. Sugar also helped them to store fat for when food was scarce. Today, food is abundant in our lives and we don’t have to walk everywhere or run from wild animals to survive. Where...